Stand Back

Lyrics: Gregg Allman, Berry Oakley
Music: Gregg Allman, Berry Oakley

Played by Phil Lesh & Friends in November 2013 as part of their (and American Jubilee's) cover of the album "Eat A Peach".

I recall once upon a time
Living was so easy and I felt so fine
But, my, my, my, right before my very eyes
Satan came with fire to burn me
Wouldn't listen when they warned me
A dagger in my back while she's calling me honey
Wouldn't stand back, for neither love nor money

Thirty minutes after my ship set sail
She put up a sign and my house began to wail
But, why, why, why I couldn't see it in my little girl's eyes
She had such a way to fool me, Lord she had a way to fool me
And I would ask the woman, can you find it in yourself to please stand back
You ain't gonna rule me

Just when all began to fade
I reached out, threw the Ace of Spades
I put her on a train to the Everglades

Now that it's all over and gone
Somehow I just don't feel so alone
But, lie, lie, lie, it seemed like such a waste of time
She did not ever seem to know me
But, now it's much too late to show me
But, if I ever see that woman walkin' down the street I'll just stand back
And try to move away slowly
     Date Album Recorded By
     1972 Eat A Peach Allman Brothers Band

Further Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography


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